Broadcaster and financial expert David Buik pointed out the divisive interviews came just as a new prime minister would be trying to unite the country. He tweeted: “Why have BBC and Sky invited Tony Blair and Gordon Brown for further waves of anti-Brexit interviews, just as a new PM, who will be attempting to unite the country, takes office? What’s difficult to comprehend that the majority voted to leave? If they voted in ignorance, I’m sorry!”
Mr Blair, the last Labour leader to win a general election back in 2005, used his interview on BBC2’s Newsnight to repeat his calls for a second referendum on a final withdrawal agreement with the EU.
He said it was important to “debate” the final destination the UK was to head towards.
The former Comment editor of The Times Tim Montgomerie tweeted: “Blair on the BBC again. Has he said ANYTHING insightful in the last decade?”
Mr Blair has long opposed Britain’s exit from the European Union.
After his resignation as Prime Minister in 2007, he worked for the EU as well as the United Nations, US and Russia as Middle East envoy, which he resigned from eight years later.
Gordon Brown warned Boris Johnson his “do or die” attitude could push the British economy “off a cliff”.
He said forcing a no deal Brexit would also further antagonise Scotland and trigger another Scottish Independence referendum, possibly making him the last Prime Minister of the UK and the first leader of England.
Mr Brown said: “The message to Boris Johnson is plain and urgent: Don’t push Britain off a cliff on October 31.
“If no-deal goes ahead on Thursday October 31, 24 hours later – on what Brexiteers will call ‘freedom Friday’, but others ‘black Friday’ – there will almost certainly be hold-ups at Dover; by Saturday, pile-ups on our motorways; by Sunday, food prices will be going up – a 10 percent rise is the latest estimate – and by Monday, the pound – already sharply down on its pre-Brexit value – will be under pressure.
“By Tuesday, medical drugs from mainland Europe will be less accessible, and a week after Brexit, companies will be complaining that vital stocks and components are not reaching them, and that is likely to put their workers on short-time.”